Exploration at IPC aims to accelerate the development of new large oil producing centres — the Payyaha field in Taimyr (the Krasnoyarsk Territory) and the Kondinsk group of fields in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District. In parallel, we direct our efforts towards reserves replacement and maintaining production at our oil and gas producers operating in the Tomsk Region, Nenetsk Autonomous District and the Volga-Urals Region. This is achieved through acquisitions of new licence areas, additional exploration on producing fields and searching for satellite fields.

In our exploration activity we cooperate with the leading research and operating companies, including FGUP SNIIGGiMS, FGUP NVNIIGG, Rosneft-NTC LLC, TomskNIPIneft JSC, NAC VNIGRI-Neftegaz LLC, Sibneftegazinnovatia 21 vek LLC (an IPC group company), GEOTECH Holding CJSC, Geoseis Holding, PetroTrace Global.

Independent reserves audit is performed by DeGolyer and MacNaughton Corp. (USA).


West-Payyakha-1 Well was completed in Taimyr – well testing in progress.

In 2015, it is planned to construct 6 new exploration wells, complete 6 previous year wells and return from shut-in of 4 old exploration wells. Four wells were completed.

The Novo-Koptevsk gas and condensate field and new oil reservoir in the Koptevsk field were discovered in the Saratov Region.

IPC won the auction and was awarded with the licence for hydrocarbon prospecting, exploration and production in the East-Kulturnensk area (the Samara Region).


Exploratory drilling in the Payyaha field (Taimyr) resulted in a 47.8m ton organic growth of recoverable oil reserves.

IPC acquired 11 exploration and production licence blocks located in the Saratov and Samara Regions, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District, Krasnoyarsk Territory.

Eight wells were completed – well testing proved productivity of all 8 wells.

287km of 2D and 506km² of 3D seismic were acquried.

Large exploration prospects were identified in the Kaluzhsky, South-Mechensky and Denisovsky areas (the Saratov Region).

Two new reservoirs were discovered in the Nenetsk Autonomous District and in Tatarstan.